Displaying 3d text in applet using glf

Can anyone give me any tips in displaying 3d text in an applet, I found the code example to do so on the gl4java site, but the text does not display in the applet(the rest of the scene does though)…is this because of any browser security constraints?

Are there any easier ways of displaying 3d text in an applet? ie; not having to write each letter manually.

Thanks again,